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Southwest Airlines Adding Nonstop Flight from Denver to Belize City for Spring Break Season

More than 13,000 passengers traveled between Denver and Belize City in the last year, and the market for travel between the Mile High City and Belize’s largest city has grown an estimated 50% since 2013.With this, on August 4, 2016, Southwest Airlines and Denver International Airport (DEN) announced that the airline will begin offering seasonal nonstop service on Saturdays from Denver to Belize City, Belize beginning March 11.

The new service will operate once per week, on Saturdays, during the peak season for travel to Belize from March 11, 2017 through April 22, 2017. The flight is scheduled to depart DEN at 10:30 a.m., arriving in Belize City at 2:50 p.m. (local times). It will operate using a 737-700 with 143 seats.

Director  of  Tourism,  Karen  Be vans commented “This is excellent news for Belize. This seasonal flight will result in seven (7) additional flight arrivals into Belize, directly at the height of our peak season for tourism. A large amount of visitors to Belize are already from the US State of Colorado, and with the addition of this new direct flight, we certainly expect to see these numbers growing significantly.”

“With the addition of Belize City to our growing network of international destinations, Denver travelers will have an exciting new city to explore during next year’s spring break season, and passengers from across the United States will be able to conveniently connect through Denver International Airport to this new Central American destination,” airport CEO Kim Day said.
With the addition of Belize City, DEN now has service to 20 international destinations in eight countries, and more than 170 total nonstop destinations. Southwest Airlines started flying to Belize in November 2016 from the Houston Hobby Airport. This has proven to be a successful route that has contributed significantly to the growing increase we have been experiencing in tourism arrivals from the USA. Both Texas and Colorado are top destinations in the US for arrivals to Belize, thereby highlighting the importance of this new flight for our Tourism Industry.

“Denver continues to grow our presence on the global stage, and we congratulate and thank our partners at Southwest Airlines for adding another country to our expanding nonstop network,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. (Source: Denver International Airport Aug 4, 2016)

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